Thursday, March 18, 2010

Building Houses

Over Spring Break, I travelled with University Christian Fellowship from Millersville to Ramona CA to help rebuild homes lost in the 2007 wildfires. I was really nervous about what I was going to have to do because I don't love heights.

Well that went out the window on day two when I agreed to help build a 3 story scaffolding and then climbed up it to put nailers in the beams.

Yup, that's me up there. With Korbin, who kept me safe all week!

I also climbed up many other ladders, including an extension one. That was high too! I learned how to caulk, I painted a TON of the one side of the house, I used a skill saw, I nailed siding, I used a chalk line...I learned how to help build a house!

While it wasn't my house for next year, I poured my heart and soul into the house we helped to build. This experience also made me want to be more handy.

Here's more pictures:

The house before we started working on it...

And after we finished our week...

An absolutely amazing trip!

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